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United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) prioritizes access to high-quality, affordable child care in our community. With the average cost of early care exceeding $1200 per child, per month, providing financial support to families with low to moderate incomes is essential to ensure a healthy workforce, that child care is affordable and high quality, and the youngest children are prepared for school and succeed academically. This investment produces significant returns on both the economic and social health of our entire community.
In fall 2020, Larimer County approved the distribution of $300,000 of Coronavirus Relief Funds to support families who have child care needs and who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
Early Childhood Council of Larimer County oversaw the funding process for family home care providers, providing child care scholarships to 41 family home care providers.
*denotes nonprofits receiving general operating funds
Child care providers, nonprofit agencies, or organizations will be the only recipient of the funding. They apply on behalf of the families who qualify.
Starting in July 2021, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded. Funds will be awarded to providers on a first-come, first-served basis. The review committee is currently developing revised eligibility requirements and application processes to be announced at a later date. To stay informed, please sign up for our newsletter.
The following details eligibility requirements for child care providers for the first round of funding with CARES dollars. The fund is expected to relaunch in July 2021 with revised eligibility requirements. To stay up-to-date with funding announcements, please click here to sign up for our newsletter.
All high-quality, licensed (ages 0 – 5) child care providers or organizations who offered child care, activities, and/or enrichment programming to children ages 6-12 in Larimer County were eligible to request funds. Eligible recipients included nonprofit, private, or in-home providers.
The following details eligibility requirements for families for the first round of funding with CARES dollars. The fund is expected to relaunch in July 2021 with revised eligibility requirements. To stay up-to-date with funding announcements, please click here to sign up for our newsletter.
To request funding, the parent/guardian of a child was required to meet all of the following criteria and work with their child care provider to apply for funds on their behalf:
Your donation to the Larimer County Child Care Fund is eligible for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit (CCCTC). Donors are eligible for an additional tax benefit from the state of Colorado in which 50 percent of the contribution is deducted from taxable income.
Click here to learn more about the CCCTC.
Please select the United Way Child Care Fund from the drop down to designate funding to the Child Care Fund.
Do you have questions about the Larimer County Child Care Fund?
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